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Archives of Ontario

Animalia: Animals in the Archives

A playful and informative all-ages exhibit highlighting the important role animals have played in Ontario’s history.

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ANIMALIA focuses on five animal groups: bears, birds, dogs, fish and horses. Larger-than-life photography and artwork are integrated with explanatory text, custom illustrations, audiovisual and interactive elements.

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The ANIMALIA exhibit was awarded bronze in the 2019 international Summit Creative Award.